In a city where the music resources are limited, Marty Notes decided to do it all on his own. The Kansas City, KS native is a self-taught rapper, producer, engineer, video editor and graphic designer. Since 9 years old Marty has been writing songs for himself and local artist, and performing in talent showcases. In 2006 he released the first upon several mixtapes to promote himself. Now in 2014 Marty Notes has released his first commercial project; a self-produced mixtape appropriately titled "Hard Work Pays (Deluxe Edition)"; under Marty’s “Hard Work Pays Music” record label.